Welcome to Cindy's Baking Angels!
Providing Angel Support to our Deployed Military with baked goods and comfort items.
TEAMS CRIMSON ORCHIDS & SUPPORT THE FORCE NOW OPEN @ BAKINGGALS.COM!
Join us today and show these Marines and Air Force just how much we appreciate all they do for us!
Team Crimson Orchids Baking Angels!
Featuring Marine Lcpl Christina Nichols
A little about Team Crimson Orchids
Lcpl Christina Nichols was nominated by her mother Teri Nichols. Thank you, Teri, for working with me to create Team Crimson Orchids!
Christina is attached to the 31 MEU out of Okinawa and travels about the area on special missions. Because of the security of our Troops we are unable to share much more about Christina and her Task Force. However, her mother, Teri, shares a behind the scenes perspective of why Christina has chosen this career and what her plans are for the future.
For more information about Team Crimson Orchids, CLICK HERE!
Team Support the Force Baking Angels!
Featuring USAF Capt. Emily Meredith
It's with pleasure that Cindy's Baking Angels is proud to support Emily and her Unit this month! She writes, "We are in charge of taking care of more than 9,000 military with everything from lodging, running 5 dining facilities, entertainment and activities to do after work, which is my job specifically. We also must account for everyone out here and we are also, as needed, in charge of the mortuary process to take care of our fallen.
For more information about Team Support the Force, CLICK HERE!
The Story Behind Cindy's Baking Angels....
Four years ago, following my retirement from middle school teaching, I set out to find an outreach program that would give me a sense of accomplishment.
A friend led me to Bakinggals.com, an organization which supports our deployed Troops. I became a team leader and now 4 years later with nearly 200 Angels in our network, "Goodie Boxes" are shipped monthly to our deployed Troops.
Our "Goodie Boxes" are as diversified as our Angels. Baked goods, comfort items our Troops need, plus some fun and creative items are sent lovingly each and every month.
We are always seeking Troop referrals and welcome Angels to our network. Scroll down and see how you can become an Angel or Refer a Troop for a future team!
Thank you for visiting and please share with friends and help our Mission to grow!
We are seeking two referrals for March! Refer them today!
Deadline for March referral information is February 10th!
For more information, see "Referrals" and nominate your Troop today!
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Cindy's Baking Angels builds its Angel teams monthly, in affiliation with Bakinggals.com.
"Baking GALS (GALS stands for Give A Little Support) is a group of volunteer bakers from around the country who bake and ship homemade goodies to our heroic military men and women who are currently deployed in a war zone. Our goal is to show our support and send a little bit of home to remind them that we appreciate all that they do for our freedom." Bakinggals.com
Each month I sponsor a different Military recipient(s). Recipients are often referred to me by family members, friends, and by our military recipients themselves. Any deployed Military Troop is eligible. To refer a special Troop, please see Military Referrals for more information. Our services are free of charge to all Troops.
Once Cindy's Baking Angels selects a recipient(s), information is published on Bakinggals.com. Team sign-up can only be completed through Bakinggals.com and prospective members must be registered for their site.
Team building begins the 24th of the month and shipping is from the 1st - 13th of the next month. Team size is limited to 20 members. Baking is not a requirement. Often members send toiletries and other comfort items to help make our Soldiers' lives a little easier.
Once team sign-up is complete, I provide a detailed Team Newsletter with tips for shipping, baking, and other tricks I've learned that will be of help to newbies as well as veterans. I support my team unconditionally and any questions or comments are welcomed.
If you're seeking a communicative and supportive group, then Cindy's Baking Angels is the right match for you. Come and join us!
Special Treasures Received
Team Justice League recipient Cpt. Monty McCoy,presented us with a very special treasure...a flag and certificate. This flag was flown over Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan on September 11, 2014, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom by the 313th Military Police Detachment "GATEKEEPERS, All In-Never Fold".
Thank you, Monty and all your Troops for this beautiful sentiment. It is very much appreciated!
Team Panthers recipient, Travis Williams, sent us a very special package. We are honored and this is for all my Angels!
Team Task Force Reaper, with recipient Michelle Lewis, shared these beautiful patches with our Angels. We are honored.
Team Bayonet with Anthony Costello was kind enough to send us this special Certificate of Achievement to our Angels. We were honored to be able to support your Troops and wish you all a safe journey.
Cindy's Baking Angels has received five very special awards from members of our Military Teams. Travis Williams of Team Panthers, Michelle Lewis of the 1-135th ARB D Company, Anthony Costello of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, MSgt David Billa and the US Marine Corps, and MAJ Guido Lyons of Task Force Diamond Head!
On behalf of Team Justice League, Team Panthers, Team Task Force Reaper, Team Bayonet, Team Leatherneck, and Team Wings of Lightning, I proudly and humbly accept Team Panthers US Flag, which was flown on every mission over Kuwait by pilot Travis Williams, along with their patch and Coins; Team TF Reaper patches; and our US FLAGS that were flown over Afghanistan (U.S Marine Corps) and during a combat mission on July 4, 2012 (Task Force Diamond Head;, and Certificate of Achievement (173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team). Thank you all for your effort and caring nature. This is for all my Angels!